Champions League 2nd Leg Quarterfinals: Bayern Munich vs. FC Porto Free Soccer Pick

Nikki Adams

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:40 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015 3:40 PM UTC

Bayern Munich look to salvage their UCL campaign when they take on FC Porto in the 2nd leg on Tuesday. Can the Germans pull off the major comeback? Here is a preview, complete with soccer picks.

Bayern Munich Under Pressure
Pep Guardiola and his boys are under immense pressure, trailing 3-1 from the first leg of their Champions League tie in Portugal last Wednesday. Bayern Munich are on the brink of elimination from Europe's top club competition and Guardiola is in danger of overseeing the club's first failure to advance into the semi-finals since 2011.

If the Soccer betting odds were any indication, the prognosis isn't all doom and gloom. The German champions are installed as the solid favourites to win outright at -300 soccer odds. They are also rather advantageously priced to advance into the semi-finals, matched at -105 soccer odds, just a smidgen behind FC Porto at -118 soccer odds.

Clearly, the quality, depth and skill of Bayern is being lauded over FC Porto. The impression of a heroic comeback from two goals down not an unrealistic ambition, particularly with home advantage going for them as well as the pivotal away goal that could prove deciding. This is a club that can do great things, the stuff of legends.

Last week's defeat at the Dragao was a disaster. One of the worst displays by Bayern in recent memory. In fact, all three Porto goals could have been avoided if the Bundesliga highflyers played up to their lofty standards.


FC Porto Aim To Reach Semis
As bad as Bayern played last week, FC Porto were sensational. They were impressive in the win over Bayern Munich and they even looked comfortable doing it, as if beating a side of such ilk is a piece of cake.

Truth be told, it was a bit of a surprise in soccer betting circles. Granted FC Porto is a great club with loads of quality players, but Bayern are simply greater. What's more, FC Porto's last Champions League success dates back to Jose Mourinho's tenure, which was more than ten years ago (champions in 2004).

In any event, they did it. They have the 3-1 edge and they're in a good position to advance into the semi-finals and put a nail in Bayern's coffin. Much better position actually than the Champions League odds board would suggest, where they are priced as the -118 faves to advance into the next round. FC Porto are unbeaten in all five away games of their Champions League campaign this season, with three wins and two draws.

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Soccer Betting Verdict:
There is a sense of overestimation of Bayern Munich in this matchup, based on past experiences and successes. Any other club in a similar situation would probably be dealt heftier soccer odds than those that are currently trading. So which side presents the best value for your soccer picks?

One can't totally ignore FC Porto's advantage in this tie, but there is every chance that the German giants can turn this around at the Allianz Arena today. Take Bayern as your soccer pick at -300 soccer odds to win outright and at -105 soccer odds to advance into the semis.

Soccer Free Picks: Bayern Munich to win -300 and -105 to advance

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